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In Asbury Park: Kingsley Street Repairs Scheduled for Completion by Memorial Day

  By DON STINE Infrastructure improvements along Kingsley Street in Asbury Park are on schedule and should be completed by Memorial Day weekend – at least that is what city officials are hoping. “I have asked at every recent (council) meeting if the project is on schedule and the answer has always been yes,” Mayor John Moor said recently. “Everybody feels it is on target and should be done by Memorial Day weekend.” Moor said both he and the council has tried to stay on top of the project and he notes that there is a full-time person overseeing it…

Avon Officials OK Church Purchase

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Avon Board of Commissioners voted this week to buy the First Baptist Church at the corner of Fifth and Sylvania Avenues. It has been for sale for over a year. Representatives from the church contacted the borough asking if they would like to buy the building and the parsonage, located next door said Mayor Robert Mahon. “They approached the borough and we took a look at it,” Mahon said. Mahon said the purchase includes the church and the parsonage next door, which are situated on two build-able lots. It was originally on the market…

City Deputy Mayor Expecting Baby

  By JOSEPH SAPIA Around mid-April, Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn and her wife, Heather Jensen, began announcing they would be parents for the first time. Quinn, 38, is expected to give birth about Oct. 1. “The response in Asbury Park has been fantastic,” she said. Those who follow the council say they believe this is the first time in memory a councilwoman has been pregnant while in office. “I have every intention of staying on council through and after this pregnancy,” Quinn said. Quinn said she did not want to reveal the baby’s gender at this time.

Neptune City Council Approves Land Swap With Neptune

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Neptune City Council has agreed to change the name of TFH Way to Flexcraft Drive in an effort to avoid confusion and to welcome the new company to the building. Flexcraft Company of Asbury Park recently purchased the lot in Neptune City and will eventually be relocating their entire operation there. “It’s a family run business and we anticipate them to be around a while,” said Municipal Clerk Mary Sapp. The council also approved a land swap with Neptune Township. The parcel of land on 5th Avenue and Steiner Avenue is currently shared between Neptune…

In Neptune: Division Street Will Be Widened

  Division Street in Neptune will be made one way and widened under a proposal under consideration by the Township Committee. A police study and subsequent recommendation from the police department to alleviate problems on the short, narrow street was discussed at Monday’s township committee workshop. Division Street, which intersects with Ridge Avenue, is a small, narrow street that parallels Route 33 near the Midtown Community Elementary School. Under the proposal, Division Street will be made one-way heading west and widened. A west-bound street will take traffic away from the elementary school and take it to Ridge Avenue or Route…

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Mr. C’s Beach Bistro to Open at Allenhurst Beach

  By DON STINE Chic Parotta, also known as Mr. C, will be back in the restaurant at the brand new Allenhurst Beach Club this season with his new and improved Mr. C’s Beach Bistro. Parotta, one of five bidders, won a five-year contract to operate the new restaurant after it was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. “It feels great. I have already been there for six years and I think it will be a big success. It has the best view at the Jersey Shore; no other place has that view,” he said. Mr. C’s Beach Bistro will seat 140…